BIOS Versions for the Vault

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BIOS

BIOS is the abbreviation for Basic Input Output System. It is a small program that is stored on non-volatile memory that is used to initialize the system hardware during the boot process. BIOS is installed on every system when it ships, but occasionally there are upgrades to the BIOS to address various issues. This page has a table with all of the current versions of BIOS for the Vault. BIOS can be downloaded from this table by clicking on the “Download Link” entry and used to upgrade the BIOS on the Vault.

The currently installed BIOS version can be found on the main BIOS page, as seen in the example screenshot below (circled in red):

Vault BIOS ID

BIOS Main Tab

Notes

We recommend only updating the BIOS if their is a compelling reason to do so due to the risk of possibly rendering the device inoperable. If you have any questions please reach out to support@protectli.com  before flashing the BIOS.

Older FW6 devices with Intel 82583V NIC’s have added memory sensitivity on newer BIOS for i210/i211 supported devices. The latest BIOS we recommend for FW6 devices with 82583V NIC’s is KBU6LA09.

To check what version of NIC in FreeBSD, boot to single user mode and once the console is loaded enter the command :

# pciconf -lv | grep Intel -A1 -B1

For Linux use the following:

# lspci | egrep -i ‘network|ethernet’

Some older versions of the FW1 and FW2 Vaults do not have a COM port.  These units are still compatible with the FW1 and FW2 BIOS listed above.See this link for instructions on how to install BIOS on the Vault, or consider using the Flashli (link) script to simplify the process.

Some older versions of FW1 and FW2 Vaults do not automatically update the new Boot Order with version BTL4A012. If this occurs, follow the steps below to set the Boot Order:

  • Power off the unit
  • Reboot the unit and hit the DEL key to enter BIOS
  • Select the Boot Tab
  • Select “F3” to Load Optimized Defaults
  • Verify the proper Boot order of 1) UEFI mSATA 2) UEFI USB 3) Legacy mSATA 4) Legacy USB
  • Select “F4” to Save and Exit
  • Verify the system boots correctly

 

ModelDownload LinkBIOS IDNotesRelease DateSHA 256 Hash (.bin file)
FW2B2B210831BSW4L011Updated BIOS Splash ScreenAugust 31, 2021F07D788AF46CD707D20D070E4E408502F65B460F3AEFBD1C331C24185A393904
FW4B4B210831BSW4L011Updates BIOS Splash Screen, Added Support for i211 NICs August 31, 2021BC10113955C8874F4CCADF716618434362A80424BBA1936C5FA329989553130E
FW4CFW4C-221026MBSW0103Enabled Burst Mode by DefaultOctober 26, 2022CBA99350FD3AE679E1050D5BAA772D545FE5C8D47D51272BB071A24B106F1578
FW6A/B/C/D/E6-210827KBR6L 1.50Unified BIOS for FW6A/B/C/D/E
*See note above for older 82583v NIC devices
November 18, 2021373da4fb5c93c964b7441bc6ee9580bfacb140d9bc25049cd4fdfef4a4076780
VP2410Please use Flashli due to hardware revisionsGLK4L 3.10Initial Released VersionMay 24, 20212BF85D54B6C40AB2B7C1674CF629FE2EF465CC00960AF5BC8C41AFE961A606F7
VP4630VP4630-220929CML6A 2.0Added support for dTPMSeptember 21, 2022112c00467f32abdf63901d15be8e8e4d7527c7f5a4b38d593add763c8f4865ce
VP4650VP4650-220929CML6A 2.0Added support for dTPMSeptember 21, 20221d1028fb9586cefd6d304fb71f583db9ce61ee8ac91d49a6b7c55e86661dff19

Previous Versions

ModelDownload LinkBIOS IDNotesRelease Date
FW11-190708BTL4A012New Logo, Enable UEFI and Legacy, Boot Order UEFI before LegacyAugust 1, 2019
FW22-190708BTL4A012New Logo, Enable UEFI and Legacy, Boot Order UEFI before LegacyAugust 1, 2019
FW4A4A190619E38L4A12New Logo, Enable UEFI and Legacy, Boot Order UEFI before LegacyAugust 1, 2019
FW11-181025BTL4A010Intel Spectre and Meltdown fixesOctober 25, 2018
FW22-180706BTL4A008Intel Spectre and Meltdown fixesJuly 6, 2018
FW4A4A180804E38L4A05 V1.03Intel Spectre and Meltdown fixes, COM port fixAugust 4, 2018
FW2B2B191022BSW4L009HDMI 1440p Display FixOctober 22, 2019
FW4B4B191022BSW4L009HDMI 1440p Display FixOctober 22, 2019
FW4C4C220921MBSW0103Initial Released VersionSeptember 21, 2022
FW6A/B/C6-210621YKBR6L12*Please see notes above before flashing.
New Logo, Added Support for Intel i210/i211 NICs
June 30, 2021
FW6A6-190708KBU6LA09New Logo, Enable UEFI and Legacy, Boot Order UEFI before LegacyAugust 1, 2019
FW6B6-190708KBU6LA09New Logo, Enable UEFI and Legacy, Boot Order UEFI before LegacyAugust 1, 2019
FW6C6-190708KBU6LA09New Logo, Enable UEFI and Legacy, Boot Order UEFI before LegacyAugust 1, 2019
FW6A6-180614KBU6LA06Intel ME, Spectre and Meltdown fixesJune 14, 2018
FW6B6-180614KBU6LA06Intel ME, Spectre and Meltdown fixesJune 14, 2018
FW6C6-180614KBU6LA06Intel ME, Spectre and Meltdown fixesJune 14, 2018
FW6D6D201203KBR6L 1.32Initial Released VersionDecember 3, 2020
FW6E6E201203KBR6L 1.32Initial Released VersionDecember 3, 2020
VP4630V4220526CML6A 2.7Initial Released VersionMay 26, 2022

As always, if there are any questions, feel free to reach out to us at: support@protectli.com 

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